IV therapies have gained in popularity in recent years because of their powerful ability to efficiently deliver absorbable quantities of nutrients and treatments better than orals (tablets) or topicals (gels, serums, and lotions). And one of the fastest growing requests we hear is for IV NAD+ therapy because of its increasing reputation for reducing the effects of aging and several other important health effects.
In this article, we discuss what NAD+ IV therapy is and why it is becoming so popular. We also look at how the enzyme produces so many related effects and who might consider NAD+ therapy.
WHAT IS NAD+?
NAD+ is active nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide. When NAD is inactive, it is notated as NADH. The active NAD molecules are introduced intravenously which delivers a faster result than other delivery methods.
NAD+ is a natural coenzyme of vitamin B3 (niacin) and is present in every cell in our bodies. It has been called a helper molecule because it binds to other enzymes in the body to activate them and generate cellular reactions.
Our bodies produce NAD+ naturally, but as we age, our levels of NAD+ tend to decline. NAD+ levels can also be diminished by certain lifestyle factors like stress, medications, alcohol, and poor nutrition. Once levels of active NAD decline, all of their associated health functions begin to slow down and decline as well. As NAD+ decreases, certain maladies and signs of aging increase.
WHY IV THERAPY?
The best method of receiving NAD+ therapy is intravenous delivery of the oxidized form of NAD+ directly into the bloodstream. IV therapy has multiple advantages over oral or topical solutions.
First, the molecule is delivered much faster by IV and therefore begins to create its result faster. The sooner the enzyme reaches its target, the quicker it can catalyze regeneration and protection.
Even more important, though IV introduction of the enzyme ensures 100% bioavailability of the compound, ensuring better absorption of higher quantities of NAD+ into your system.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF NAD+ THERAPY?
NAD+ IV therapy is most often discussed relative to anti-aging but is researched to perform far more functions than those alone. More research is needed to identify exactly how and why NAD+ therapy works as it does, but some properties are well known to those who have used it.
- Prevention of Age-Related Illnesses
NAD+ is known to play a part in gene expression specific to those genes associated with age-related diseases like Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. NAD+ controls calcium levels and acts as a powerful antioxidant, further guarding against dementia and related conditions.
- Cancer Treatment
Sirtuin is an enzyme that is wholly dependent on NAD+ to work. This crucial protein part mediates the metabolic status of cells and regulates cancer in addition to several other diseases related to aging. Studies have shown that sirtuin represses p53-mediated tumor suppression processes, thereby inhibiting the growth of cancer.
- Higher Energy
NAD+ IV therapy catalyzes your body’s innate natural NAD to produce more energy through the metabolic process. NAD+ heightens the metabolic response functions to process carbs, fats, and amino acids to energize all of the body’s functions.
- Improved Cognitive Health
For patients struggling with loss of mental clarity, difficulty focusing, or memory loss, NAD+ may help. By the increase in healthy cells and energy, cognitive function has a better environment in which to function. Patients using NAD+ IV therapy have reported that they feel as if a fog has lifted. NAD+ regenerates cells and protects them against damage, heightening brain function and cognition.
- Drug Addiction Rehabilitation
NAD+ has been used in the treatment of addicted patients experiencing withdrawal from narcotic drugs. At its root, addiction is a disease of communication into and out of the brain. Because it aids in the regeneration of opioid receptors, NAD+ therapy reduces cravings and softens withdrawal.
WHO SHOULD CONSIDER NAD+ IV THERAPY?
A doctor can help you decide if NAD+ IV therapy might be helpful to you. Many of our patients benefiting from the treatment originally requested help for one of these conditions:
- Alzheimer’s or Dementia
- Heart disease
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Mitochondrial Dysfunction
- Multiple sclerosis
- Anxiety / Depression
- Chronic fatigue
- Memory Loss
- Loss of Focus / Concentration
If you’re uncertain, speak with a doctor. If you have questions about NAD+ IV therapy or any of the conditions discussed here, connecting with a doctor in a discrete setting has never been easier.
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